Sermons

September
18
2022

Sermon; Saint John's Day (tr); 150 years; 1 John 1:1-9

Today marks the official kickoff of the 150th anniversary of Saint John's in this space, the third and best building in which we have worshiped. Our first building was over on Mulberry Street,...

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September
11
2022

Proper 19C; Luke 15:1-10

Today's gospel is probably familiar to most of us. Jesus, on his way to Jerusalem, has developed a following of sinners and tax collectors which tends to bother the scribes and Pharisees to the...

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September
4
2022

Proper 18C; Jer. 18:1-11, Luke 14:25-33

Lex orandi, lex credendi.

I've mentioned this phrase before, and I used it in my Worship Notes article for the September Soundings. It can be translated a number of ways, but the most common few...

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July
31
2022

Proper 13C: Col. 3:1-11; Luke 12:13-21

What does it mean to be rich toward God? In today's gospel passage there is a clear indication that being rich toward God is choosing to humble ourselves. Being rich toward God is choosing to...

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July
17
2022

Proper 11C; Luke 10:38-42

Mary and Martha are interesting characters in the gospels. They only appear in three places: here and twice in John – at the death of their brother Lazarus and when Mary anoints the feet of...

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